SEO stands for search engine optimization is all about doing definite things to your website to drive more traffic to it so that you can increase internet sales – and traffic. There are many numbers, but here we will discuss what it is as it applies to freelance writers.
And, this means writing text in a definite way so that online surfers can land on a particular site. What freelance writers have to be concerned with is keywords. Which are keywords? Keywords are the words and phrase that internet user’s type in when they find for things internet. For example, let’s say you were interested to beginning a foreclosure cleanup business. You may not know anything about it other than foreclosures is hot in the news at now and you are interested in beginning this type of firm. So, you log onto your selected search engine, and type in the keywords “foreclosure cleaning business” or “foreclosure cleaning” or “foreclosure cleanup” or some other relevant keyword phrase.
When you type in these words and hit “ENTER”, a bunch of sites pop up and you begin to surf (ie, click on the results) and begin investigating the sites to see if they have the information you need. The sites that pop up are the results that search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, et al think are the most relevant to the keyword phrase you typed in. Firms pay a lot of money to be among the first two or three pages in the results that search engines return.
One of the ways they get to pop up in the first two or three pages of results is to have relevant text that contains the perfect keyword phrases. And, this is where you as an SEO copywriter can create a lot of money. You write the text that their site requires popping up high in search engine results. Many times, firms will merely give you a bunch of keyword phrases and let you write what your need — as long as it’s a definite length (usually 300-500 words).There are many numbers of freelance writers – hundreds of thousands, if not a few million. BUT, only tiny minorities know what SEO is and how to write this kind of copy.SEO copywriters have in-demand efficiency. And, as more and more firms move larger portions of their advertising budgets to online marketing, there is an even greater demand for skills of them.
By John Benson